The curtain comes up on the 11th drama festival of Salt Lake Theatre on December 9. This time the venue of the festival has changed from the customary Laban Hrad Mancha in BD Block to Purbashree auditorium, EZCC.
According to sources, the biggest demand so far is for Macbeth, directed by and starring Koushik Sen of Swapnasandhani. Sen’s theatre group returns to Salt Lake Festival three years after the controversial last-minute cancellation of its play Darjiparar Marjinara in 2009.
Over the five nights of the festival, the audience will get to see performances by renowned actors like Debshankar Halder in Oedipus, Surajit Banerjee in Shree Sambhu Mitra and Sohini Sengupta in Nandikar’s Hridmajhare.
“The theme of the festival, as suggested by Rudrprasad Sengupta, is ‘Past through the eyes of the Present’,” says Hirak Suvra Chattopadhyay, president and director of Salt Lake Theatre.
• Bidhannagar Mela stage: Residents of Salt Lake who want to sing, dance or recite at Bidhannagar Mela have to deposit applications by December 13 at the first floor of Poura Bhavan. The fair will be on from January 14 to February 5.